Through self-study, he learned how to operate a camera.When Tolosa transferred to LVN, Accion was made assistant cameraman to cinematographers Remigio Young and Rafael Salumbides.His other movies that received nominations in the best- cinematography category are: Tanikala and Working Girls, Urian; Brutal, Moral, and Desire, MMFF; The Graduates, Pinulot Ka Lang sa Lupa (You Were Merely Plucked From the Earth), and Nagbabagang Luha (Blazing Tears), Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) Awards; and Hari sa Hari, Lahi sa Lahi (King to King, Race to Race), Star Awards. To him have been attributed such awesome and wondrous cinematic effects as human princes turning into figures of stone and vice versa in Ibong Adarna (Adarna Bird), 1941; the fantastic floating castle in Prinsesang Basahan (The Princess in Rags), 1949; the biblical Red Sea parting at the stroke of a cane in Tungkod ni Moises (Moses’ Cane), 1952; handsome Jaime de la Rosa transformed into a horrifying bat creature in Taong Paniki (Bat Man), 1952; Bayani Casimiro dancing upside down from ceiling-to-wall-to-floor in Big Shot, 1956; and the terrifying giant reptile monster sowing havoc in Tuko Sa Madre Kakaw (Gecko at Madre Cacao), 1959. Francisco aka Botong Francisco for the production design of some films that he directed, among them: Haring Kobra (King Cobra), 1951, where a mythical Balinese country near the Philippines was created; and Higit sa Korona (Above the Crown), 1956, where the illusion of ancient Egypt provided the backdrop for the longest swordfight in local movie history. He finished high school at the University of Manila.The other films Abelardo directed include: Malikmata (Phantasm) and Engkantada (Enchantress), 1948; El Diablo (The Devil), 1949; Mutya ng Pasig (Muse of Pasig), 1950; Ang Nuno Sa Punso (The Old Man on the Anthill) and Doctor X, 1950; Shalimar, 1951; Krus na Bakal (Iron Cross), 1954; Zarex, 1958; and Miranda and Lastik Man, 1966. He was married to Josette Collin Macalalag, sister of actor Mario Montenegro, with whom he had six children.He became a full-fledged cinematographer in Kandelerong Pilak (Silver Candlesticks), 1954, which won for Lilia Dizon the best actress award in the Cambodian Film Festival. As actor, Accion appeared in films like Ang Lalaki (The Male), 1947; Sierra Madre, 1948; Tambol Mayor (Big Drum) and Kandidato (Candidate), 1949; In Despair, 1950; and Donato, 1954.He was also the cinematographer of Malvarosa, 1958, which won for Rebecca del Rio the best supporting actress award in the 5th Asian Film Festival held in Manila. In his later years, he turned to movie directing and made Kung Kaya Mo, Kaya Ko Rin (If You Can Do It, I Can Do It, Too), 1979, with Christopher de Leon, and Coed, 1979, with Vilma Santos and Jay Ilagan.His first film was Malaya, Mutya ng Gubat (Malaya, Muse of the Forest), 1948, starring Mila del Sol and Teody Belarmino.He was assistant cameraman to Ray Lacap in Hantik (Black Ant), 1950, which won the Maria Clara best supporting actor award for Tony Santos Sr. He also photographed the prize winning Avellana documentary, El legado (The Legacy), 1959.
After two years of college in the University of Santo Tomas, he went to England and took up a diploma course in filmmaking at the London International Film School.Agana’s daughter, Marita, had a short-lived stint in the Philippine movies as “Tessie Agana Jr.” Marita appeared in For You Mama, 1970, with Gloria Romero and Luis Gonzales, and in Elizabeth, 1971. She also portrayed the young Irene Marcos in Pinagbuklod ng Langit (Joined by Heaven), 1969, and was one of the children in Lino Brocka’s Wanted: Perfect Mother, 1970. He has portrayed a variety of roles: a hippie in Beatnik, 1960; a Western gunfighter who challenges Dolphy to a duel in Barilan Sa Baboy-Koral (Gunfight at Pig’s Corral) and the devil, Lucifer, in Si Lucio at Si Miguel (Lucio and Miguel), 1962; and a wacky private sleuth in Detective Kalog and a fierce tribal chieftain in Tansan vs. Their siblings, Gabriel and Marita, work as model makers. All, except Ang Klon, have won awards in short-film festivals of the Experimental Cinema of the Philippines (ECP) and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). She played her first lead role in Jingy, 1967, opposite Fernando Poe Jr. He was married to Ester Hugo with whom he has seven children.Agana received the Maria Clara Award as best child actress of the year for her dual role performance in Eddie Romero ’s Prinsesa at Pulubi, 1951, an adaptation of the famous classic, The Prince and the Pauper. By the time she appeared in the remake of Cofradia, 1973, in the role popularized by Gloria Romero in 1953, Alajar was already a Sampaguita contract star. His parents are actor Etang Discher and businessman Igmedio Tagle. Tarsan, 1963; Panchito has also appeared on television, as a regular co-host of Dolphy in the long-running Buhay Artista in the 1960s, and as guest actor in many other shows. The Alcazaren brothers have made eight animated films using clay: Hari (King), 1982; Headset and Huling Trip (Last Trip), 1983; Juan de la Cruz and Pagpula (Becoming Red), 1984; Ang Klon (The Clone), 1985; and C. In 1992 Juan exhibited his metal sculptures at the CCP Small Gallery. Among her later notable performances was in the film directed by Behn Cervantes, Sakada (Seasonal Cane Worker), 1976. Alvarado played his first bit role in Halik sa Bandila (A Kiss to the Flag), 1948, and his first starring role in Alyas Chain Gang (Alias Chain Gang), 1967.His partners in this venture were his wife and two high school buddies, film assistant director Gregg de Guzman and sound director Amang Sanchez.Their first movie production was Tanikala (Chain), 1980, a period film.